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Seattle Parks and Recreation 2019 lifeguard hours: regular season begins at all beaches on June 22

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Summer Beaches are open daily, weather permitting, from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Free youth swim lessons: We offer free beginning swim lessons at every beach every week for kids ages 6 and older–just register at your favorite beach. More information available at

Early beach season: Early season at East Green Lake and Madrona Beach now open through June 21 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends).

Regular beach season: Regular season begins June 22 (noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays) at the following locations:

  • Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. NE through September 2
  • Madison Park Beach, 1900 43rd Ave. E through September 2
  • Mt. Baker Park Beach, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S through September 2
  • Seward Park Beach, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S through September 2
  • West Green Lake Beach, 7312 W Green Lake Dr. through September 2
  • East Green Lake Beach, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N through August 25
  • Magnuson Park Beach, park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE through August 25
  • Madrona Park Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd. through August 25
  • Pritchard Island Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S through August 25